Video: Railroad Museum to host Holiday Open House

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Members of the Railroad Museum of Long Island in Greenport set up a corner for Santa near an antique Long Island Rail Road hose wagon. Santa is expected to visit the museum this weekend.

The Railroad Museum of Long Island in Greenport will display its newest exhibit featuring 14 original photos of steam engines taken in the late 1880s at its annual Holiday Open House event this weekend.

The photos, which the museum unveiled in May, were donated by the estate of Sandy Bainbridge, an artist from East Hampton who passed away five years ago.

Other photos, paintings and wooden models of steam engine trains will also be featured, including Big Boy and Challenger.

The free event will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the museum’s Greenport location on Fourth Street. Santa and his helpers from the cartoon show Thomas the Tank Engine are expected to arrive at noon. There will be refreshments and gifts for children, as well as dollar raffles. Top raffle prizes include Lionel train sets of Polar Express and O-Gauge models. For more information, visit

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